Holland America Line has announced that the popular MS Rotterdam will leave the Holland America Line fleet during September 2020.
MS Rotterdam exudes a glamorous demure with the distinct Holland America ‘Signature of Excellence’ features. Aboard MS Rotterdam you will experience some of the most fascinating sights throughout Europe, Africa and the Far East.
Laze by one of MS Rotterdam’s two beautiful pools and do nothing but soak up the sun and sip on cocktails. Alternatively, head over to the Greenhouse Spa and indulge in a fantastic array of beauty treatments in a haven of calm. For the perfect afternoon, head to Explorations Café; powered by The New York Times this cosy coffee house is the ideal spot to savour a double tall latte or classic cappuccino and watch the world go by.
Brush up on your computer skills at the Digital Workshop, powered by Windows, or join the resident Culinary Arts Centre Host for hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations with talented chefs and special guest experts. Raise a glass to your new found talents and impress your family and friends once you’re back on dry land.
If you prefer to keep more active during your cruise and would like to burn off all the extra calories consumed from the ship’s delicious cuisine, head over to the fully equipped gymnasium and work up a sweat. Alternatively take the exercise outdoors and enjoy a game or two of tennis or basketball on the Sports Deck.
With stage shows, live music, diverse lounges, movies and a casino aboard, you will always find something to keep you entertained on MS Rotterdam. Take in a Broadway inspired musical production at the Showroom at Sea and watch as talented performers take to the stage nightly. Alternatively hang out with the family in the Wajang Theatre and enjoy family-friendly films on the LED screens or order a DVD from the catalogue and have it delivered to your cabin.
A great range of bars and lounges are there to be discovered, so whether it’s a glass of champagne, a fine cognac or perhaps just a coffee to cap off a fine evening, you’ll find an evening venue to suit your mood. Head over to the luxurious setting of the Ocean Bar, where you can listen to live music whilst sipping on an exotic cocktail, or experience panoramic views in the Crow’s Nest and dance the night away after dark as the DJ spins the tune. Elsewhere you’ll find three speciality bars in the aptly named Mix Bar; enjoy Champagne, Martinis, spirits and ales from all over the world whilst catching up with old friends or making new ones. End the night at the casino, where there are games for players of all abilities, plus complimentary lessons for first time gamblers.
MS Rotterdam has restaurants to suit every mood, from Italian cuisine one night to perfectly grilled steak the next. Enjoy five star dining and a five course meal in the two-tiered Main Dining Room, known as the La Fontaine Restaurant. Choose a set seating time each evening or be spontaneous with Holland America Line’s aptly named ‘As You Wish’ dining. One level of the Main Dining Room hosts sittings at 5.45pm and 8.00pm; the other tier is reserved for guests opting for the ‘As You Wish’ flexibility. You’ll find the menu brimming with classic favourites, vegetarian options and regionally inspired cuisine prepared by some of the best chefs at sea.
If you’d prefer a dining venue that has more of an intimate setting head over to the Pinnacle Grill and enjoy a romantic evening for two. Discover mesmerising culinary creations combined with wonderful wine selections from the Pacific Northwest to complement each course. You can also join the Pinnacle Grill for a unique taste of Sirio Maccioni’s legendary New York restaurant with ‘An Evening at Le Cirque’; a once per cruise offer.
Savour the taste of exquisite Italian cuisine in the Canaletto Restaurant and indulge in delicious desserts including chocolate tortas, gelati and a trio of tiramisu.
More relaxed dining fare can be found in the Lido Restaurant, MS Rotterdam’s 24-hour buffet option that serves exquisite cuisine from around the world. Daytime dining calls for the Terrace Grill, where you can enjoy al fresco dining by the pool and feast on a juicy grilled burger, gourmet hotdog and crispy French fries.
The dress code on board Holland America is resort casual during the day with emphasis on relaxation and enjoying your holiday. Eveningwear consists of either Elegant Casual or Formal Wear. Formal evenings are often the highlight of a voyage with gentlemen in tuxedos and ladies in lavish evening gowns
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